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VOYAIt would be quite easy to build an entire library school course around this thoroughly revised edition. It is all here-from the theory behind developmental assets and how to serve young adults, to the practical sample surveys and forms that would work well in any community. The chapter "Collections" and its related bibliography at the back of the book would enable any library serving teens (or LST as referred to by the authors) to create a balanced, outstanding young adult collection on the first try. Some great new features in this edition include an entire chapter on programming and "The Language of the LST," a fifteen-page glossary of sorts that covers young adult librarian jargon all at once, including everything from common acronyms, such as for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), to important people in the field, such as Michael Cart. Unfortunately there are many grammatical and spelling errors in this edition, which might enflame one's librarian sensibilities, but please do not throw out the baby with the bathwater. The information here is invaluable, especially to new librarians or for those who have learned all of this information piecemeal and for those who need a strengthening of resolve or an update of skills. Consider it an investment in continuing education for staff and one's self. 2004, Neal-Schuman, 425p.; Glossary. Index. Charts. Biblio. Appendix., $75 pb. Ages adult professional.